“Here Comes ‘De Law”

These are my thoughts to another poster, yesterday, on the AJC blog, “Get Schooled.” I think my readers will appreciate my thoughts, below, regarding the proper place of the law in society:

“Again, to raise consciousness regarding ‘the law, I saw the movie, ‘Loving’ (Loving vs. State of Virginia) regarding a true story of a black and white couple by the surname of Loving, who took their right to marry as high as the U. S. Supreme Court to fight Virginia’s miscegenation laws in the 1960s (and earlier). This couple won that fight for themselves and for all other mixed-race couples. However, what this loving couple had to endure because of that unenlightened law was inhumane and consciousness was raised as a result of their case throughout the nation.

As Jefferson said, ‘Nothing is without change except the inalienable rights of man.’

Please see the movie and open your hearts to the proper place of the law in relation to humanity’s call.”

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4 Responses to “Here Comes ‘De Law”

  1. dbm1fromjaybookmansblog says:

    Or open your minds to the proper place of the law in relation to individual rights.
    The proper place of the law is to defend people against direct or indirect physical aggression. This includes objectively defining such things as property ownership and property rights that need to be considered in deciding some cases.
    Interracial marriage is definitely NOT a physical aggression of any kind and government should not interfere with it.

  2. What the government “should do” and what it actually does are two different things. As Thomas Jefferson well knew, people would not need government if they were sufficiently moral, good, and elevated in consciousness.

    Here are my words to you from my previous entry (especially for those readers of my blog who have not read the previous entry):

    “dbm, as I see things, governments and laws are simply the reflections of the state of the collective consciousness of the people who vote for the politicians who form our governments (state and federal) and who, also, form our laws.

    What you are leaving out, in my estimation, is that social consciousness precedes both laws and governments. The laws of the Jim Crow South would never have been different than they were, at that time in America’s history, because the people themselves had not evolved enough to see that all human beings truly are created equal. Once the people evolved to the point of seeing that fact (through the help of the Civil Rights Movement), the Jim Crow laws were able to be changed.

    My purpose with my blog is to elevate human consciousness, which I believe precedes both laws and governments.”

    • dbm1fromjaybookmansblog says:

      There are two reasons why we need government:

      To deal with anyone who, in connection with individual rights, is not sufficiently moral and good and/or has not learned what they need to. This applies even if such people are rare exceptions to a general rule.

      To resolve honest disputes about such technical matters as who is the rightful owner of what property or what exactly a legally binding document says.

      I have responded under your previous entry to the words you reposted here.

  3. I agree with your comments, above, dbm, and, as I have written, Thomas Jefferson was in full concurrence with your first paragraph, above, especially.

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